Cécile Bitter, advocaat Pels Rijcken
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Cécile Bitter

Attorney-at-law • partner

Cécile Bitter represents the Dutch government in all matters pertaining to criminal law enforcement, international criminal law and penitentiary law. She is involved in all areas of administrative law and on the interface between criminal and administrative law, particularly in terms of privacy and data exchange, the Public Administration (Probity Screening) Act (Wet Bibob), and oversight and enforcement. Cécile is a highly experienced litigator who works well and efficiently under pressure, while being mindful of the political implications of decisions or positions. She occasionally advises clients about mediation as an alternative form of dispute resolution and about their role in a mediation process.

Cécile studied Dutch Law and Dutch Language and Literature at Utrecht University. Cécile blogs about administrative developments on our Administrative Law Blog. Cécile is chairman of Pels Rijcken’s Criminal Law department, and chairman of Pels Rijcken’s general meeting of shareholders. She is also Netherlands Deputy State Attorney, and a member of: the Dutch Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, the VAR Administrative Law Association, and the Dutch Lawyers Association.